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Meaning of DING

Pronunciation:  ding

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  go"ding dong", like a bell

DING is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dingdong, dong
 See Also: peal, ring



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ding\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dinged}, {Dang} (Obs.), or
    {Dung} (Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dinging}.] [OE. dingen,
    dengen; akin to AS. dencgan to knock, Icel. dengja to beat,
    hammer, Sw. d["a]nga, G. dengeln.]
    1. To dash; to throw violently. [Obs.]
             To ding the book a coit's distance from him.
    2. To cause to sound or ring.
    {To ding (anything) in one's ears}, to impress one by noisy
       repetition, as if by hammering.
  2. \Ding\, v. i.
    1. To strike; to thump; to pound. [Obs.]
             Diken, or delven, or dingen upon sheaves. --Piers
    2. To sound, as a bell; to ring; to clang.
             The fretful tinkling of the convent bell evermore
             dinging among the mountain echoes.    --W. Irving.
    3. To talk with vehemence, importunity, or reiteration; to
       bluster. [Low]
  3. \Ding\, n.
    A thump or stroke, especially of a bell.
Computing Dictionary

1. Synonym for feep. Usage: rare among hackers, but commoner in the real world.

2. "dinged": What happens when someone in authority gives you a minor bitching about something, especially something trivial. "I was dinged for having a messy desk."

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